Ali McCabe

Day 1 Reflection

First day at Telluride- Discussing Uncertainty  
One topic that stood out to me during discussion on day 1 was the topic of uncertainty.  I’m currently in my last year of residency and as I reflect on my years of medical school and early years of residency, I can say that I did NOT do well with uncertainty back then.   It was seen (by others, and pressure on myself) as a weakness if I was uncertain of a correct answer to a question, or diagnosis, plan etc.  And honestly, uncertainty gave me personal anxiety.  Now, as a senior resident, I was recently told by a few faculty that it’s one of my strengths when I openly and honestly admit to my uncertainty of a diagnosis or plan. It’s OK to know when to ask for help or additional guidance as a trainee. Or when you… Continue reading

Pre-Telluride post

Hello all, my name is Ali and I’m very excited to meet you all in Colorado. I’m a resident physician in Nebraska.  I heard about this opportunity from another Nebraska physician who had done her residency training at the same program where I’m currently training.  She encouraged me to seek out this opportunity and I’m very excited for the week!

I’ve done my residency training at a large academic hospital and I think most of my resident colleagues would agree with me when I say that we all know patient safety is important & our emphasis on patient safety involves accurate orders being placed, direct & clear communication with nursing, pharmacy staff etc to decrease errors. However, we rarely get to be involved in the “behind the scenes” framework of how patient safety issues are handled and addressed. I’m interested to hear how other institutions increase resident participation… Continue reading

AELPS 2022 Dates

- CMF Scholars (Week 1)*: 6/5/22 - 6/9/22
*Session exclusive to COPIC Medical Foundation Residents.
- Sorrel McElroy Scholars (Week 2): 6/12/22 - 6/16/22
- Bennathan Scholars (Week 3): 7/19/22 - 7/23/22
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